The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 59 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1924 2188 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.56% 3.73% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 4.65% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1542 1376
Median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £385
% change year-on-year
+0.37% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 24
Median hourly rate £32.40 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £19.50 £19.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £60.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44748 47093 43723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 80.36% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29511 30650 27059
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1273 1184
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 1774 £438 -0.56% 314
London -21 864 £475 - 140
South East +17 309 £418 +7.39% 53
City of London -11 153 £500 +5.26% 45
East of England +37 117 £350 -1.75% 18
West Midlands -2 107 £400 +8.84% 25
North West -21 95 £381 -4.68% 24
Yorkshire -9 94 £375 - 21
Scotland -15 92 £360 +5.26% 8
Hampshire +28 76 £390 -4.58% 7
West Yorkshire -1 75 £375 +4.16% 12
South West -7 72 £400 -0.92% 21
Berkshire +24 71 £425 +13.33% 9
East Midlands +7 69 £400 -5.88% 8
Edinburgh -4 69 £375 +8.38% 6
Manchester +3 57 £381 +4.09% 13
Essex +37 56 £250 -20.00%
Leeds -1 47 £380 +8.57% 11
Buckinghamshire +1 46 £425 +6.25% 9
West Sussex +24 38 £400 +14.28% 9
Milton Keynes -3 36 £406 +1.56% 3
Surrey +7 31 £400 -3.03% 9
South Wales +17 28 £375 -3.84% 3
Wales +14 28 £375 -3.22% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 28 £368 -2.00% 3
North East -32 28 £450 -5.26% 2
Reading +15 26 £425 +4.61% 1
Warwickshire +1 23 £495 +41.42% 2
Birmingham -8 22 £350 -7.89% 7
Southampton +15 21 £404 -2.71% 1

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1309 (34.57%) Finance
2 1108 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
3 872 (23.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 728 (19.22%) Project Management
5 652 (17.22%) Banking
6 573 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
7 451 (11.91%) SQL
8 400 (10.56%) Retail
9 393 (10.38%) Use Case
10 353 (9.32%) Change Management
11 329 (8.69%) PRINCE2
12 306 (8.08%) Scrum
13 304 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
14 294 (7.76%) Microsoft
15 292 (7.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 291 (7.68%) User Stories
17 282 (7.45%) MS Excel
18 279 (7.37%) Degree
19 278 (7.34%) Oracle
20 275 (7.26%) Waterfall
21 268 (7.08%) Data Analysis
22 262 (6.92%) SDLC
23 246 (6.50%) Migration
24 239 (6.31%) UML
25 236 (6.23%) SAP
25 236 (6.23%) CRM
26 235 (6.21%) ISEB
27 222 (5.86%) Management Information System
28 211 (5.57%) MS Visio
29 208 (5.49%) ITIL

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 133 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.51%) CMS
3 54 (1.43%) Confluence
4 32 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 30 (0.79%) SAS
7 26 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (0.45%) Apache
9 15 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.32%) Documentum
11 10 (0.26%) IIS
11 10 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.18%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.16%) Drupal
15 6 (0.16%) JBoss
16 5 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 282 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 211 (5.57%) MS Visio
3 204 (5.39%) MS Office
4 127 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (2.01%) MS Project
6 25 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.079%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.053%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 88 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 14 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 14 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.34%) Sonata
8 12 (0.32%) SAP CRM
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (0.29%) SAP HR
10 10 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.26%) Tercero
11 9 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
12 8 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.40%) Office 365
2 36 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.63%) IaaS
4 21 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
5 20 (0.53%) SaaS
6 19 (0.50%) Yammer
7 15 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.18%) PaaS
10 6 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.11%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.11%) Force.com
12 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
13 2 (0.053%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.053%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.026%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.026%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.00%) Intranet
2 29 (0.77%) Internet
3 19 (0.50%) DNS
4 13 (0.34%) DHCP
4 13 (0.34%) WebEx
5 8 (0.21%) Extranet
6 7 (0.18%) Network Security
6 7 (0.18%) Skype
6 7 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.16%) NAS
7 6 (0.16%) SAN
7 6 (0.16%) WAN
8 5 (0.13%) ATM
8 5 (0.13%) VoIP
8 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.11%) Firewall
9 4 (0.11%) LAN
9 4 (0.11%) VPN
9 4 (0.11%) Wireless
10 3 (0.079%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
2 113 (2.98%) SQL Server
3 70 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 66 (1.74%) Data Mining
5 61 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
6 60 (1.58%) Big Data
7 52 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 45 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 39 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 37 (0.98%) Hadoop
12 36 (0.95%) DB2
12 36 (0.95%) QlikView
13 28 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 23 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (0.53%) MS Access
15 20 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
18 16 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 143 (3.78%) JIRA
2 34 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
3 22 (0.58%) Selenium
4 20 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 19 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 16 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.34%) Axure RP
8 13 (0.34%) NUnit
9 12 (0.32%) MSTest
10 11 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 8 (0.21%) JUnit
13 8 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (0.18%) Spock
14 7 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 1309 (34.57%) Finance
2 652 (17.22%) Banking
3 400 (10.56%) Retail
4 175 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 135 (3.56%) Marketing
6 120 (3.17%) Legal
6 120 (3.17%) Telecoms
7 88 (2.32%) Front Office
8 85 (2.24%) Back Office
9 81 (2.14%) Manufacturing
10 80 (2.11%) Retail Banking
11 55 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 54 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 45 (1.19%) Law
14 37 (0.98%) Publishing
15 36 (0.95%) Automotive
16 33 (0.87%) Advertising
17 32 (0.84%) Billing
18 23 (0.61%) Games
19 17 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2707 (71.48%) Analyst
2 2408 (63.59%) Business Analyst
3 316 (8.34%) Project Manager
4 205 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 194 (5.12%) Consultant
6 182 (4.81%) Senior Business Analyst
7 169 (4.46%) Banking Analyst
8 167 (4.41%) Developer
9 166 (4.38%) Agile Business Analyst
10 160 (4.22%) Digital Analyst
11 156 (4.12%) Digital Business Analyst
12 154 (4.07%) Financial Analyst
13 153 (4.04%) Architect
14 143 (3.78%) Finance Business Analyst
15 141 (3.72%) IT Analyst
16 136 (3.59%) Business IT Analyst
17 134 (3.54%) Banking Business Analyst
18 130 (3.43%) IT Business Analyst
19 114 (3.01%) Business Systems Analyst
19 114 (3.01%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (2.85%) .NET
2 86 (2.27%) HTML
3 79 (2.09%) Web Services
4 75 (1.98%) XML
5 41 (1.08%) HTML5
6 33 (0.87%) CSS
7 32 (0.84%) Middleware
8 31 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 30 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 28 (0.74%) SOAP
11 21 (0.55%) Entity Framework
11 21 (0.55%) jQuery
12 19 (0.50%) REST
13 18 (0.48%) ASP.NET
14 17 (0.45%) WCF
15 15 (0.40%) COM
15 15 (0.40%) Spring
16 14 (0.37%) FpML
16 14 (0.37%) JSON
17 13 (0.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 573 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 153 (4.04%) User Experience
4 92 (2.43%) Fixed Income
5 89 (2.35%) Equities
6 77 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 73 (1.93%) Data Centre
8 68 (1.80%) Derivative
9 53 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 53 (1.40%) Mainframe
10 48 (1.27%) Visualisation
11 47 (1.24%) NHS
12 46 (1.21%) Credit Risk
13 39 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 36 (0.95%) Data Integration
14 36 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 33 (0.87%) Market Risk
16 30 (0.79%) Mathematics
16 30 (0.79%) Reference Data
17 27 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 139 (3.67%) Windows
2 67 (1.77%) Unix
3 61 (1.61%) Linux
4 25 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 18 (0.48%) Windows Vista
6 11 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.18%) Android
9 5 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.079%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.079%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.053%) Solaris
13 1 (0.026%) AIX
13 1 (0.026%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.026%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.026%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1108 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
2 872 (23.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 728 (19.22%) Project Management
4 393 (10.38%) Use Case
5 353 (9.32%) Change Management
6 329 (8.69%) PRINCE2
7 306 (8.08%) Scrum
8 304 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
9 292 (7.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 291 (7.68%) User Stories
11 275 (7.26%) Waterfall
12 268 (7.08%) Data Analysis
13 262 (6.92%) SDLC
14 246 (6.50%) Migration
15 239 (6.31%) UML
16 236 (6.23%) CRM
17 208 (5.49%) ITIL
18 204 (5.39%) Data Modelling
19 181 (4.78%) Workflow
20 161 (4.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 451 (11.91%) SQL
2 132 (3.49%) Java
3 99 (2.61%) C#
4 80 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 60 (1.58%) PL/SQL
6 50 (1.32%) Python
7 45 (1.19%) VBA
8 42 (1.11%) C
9 38 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 36 (0.95%) VB
11 27 (0.71%) C++
12 25 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 25 (0.66%) COBOL
13 22 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.45%) PHP
15 16 (0.42%) Ruby
16 14 (0.37%) Scala
17 13 (0.34%) ABAP
17 13 (0.34%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 279 (7.37%) Degree
2 235 (6.21%) ISEB
3 167 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 96 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 43 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 40 (1.06%) PMP
8 38 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 36 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (0.84%) CBAP
11 27 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 24 (0.63%) IIBA
13 19 (0.50%) CISSP
14 15 (0.40%) ACCA
14 15 (0.40%) CIMA
15 13 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (0.34%) CISM
15 13 (0.34%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.90%) QA
2 72 (1.90%) MiFID
3 67 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 30 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 18 (0.48%) EMIR
7 17 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
8 16 (0.42%) SLA
9 15 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.40%) SEPA
10 13 (0.34%) FATCA
11 12 (0.32%) COBIT
12 10 (0.26%) Basel III
13 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.24%) UCITS
14 8 (0.21%) AIFMD
15 5 (0.13%) Basel II
15 5 (0.13%) GxP
16 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 70 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.24%) Hyper-V
2 9 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (0.13%) Docker
4 3 (0.079%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.053%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.026%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.026%) Samba
6 1 (0.026%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.026%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.026%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.026%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
1 33 (0.87%) Puppet
2 19 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.13%) Ansible
3 5 (0.13%) Nagios
4 4 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (0.11%) Control-M
5 3 (0.079%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.053%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.053%) MOM
6 2 (0.053%) SCCM
6 2 (0.053%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.026%) OPNET
7 1 (0.026%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 294 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 278 (7.34%) Oracle
3 236 (6.23%) SAP
4 93 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (1.51%) ServiceNow
6 56 (1.48%) Tableau
7 40 (1.06%) IBM
8 31 (0.82%) Pega
9 29 (0.77%) HP
9 29 (0.77%) Sitecore
10 26 (0.69%) Murex
11 21 (0.55%) hybris
11 21 (0.55%) Infor
12 20 (0.53%) Google
13 19 (0.50%) Atlassian
14 18 (0.48%) Hyperion
15 17 (0.45%) Informatica
15 17 (0.45%) SaltStack
16 16 (0.42%) Cognos
16 16 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
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